A Tribute to Yasi: Poetic Journeys in Foreign Lands

2018 marks the 5th anniversary of Yasi’s (1949 – 2013) passing. Themed ‘Poetic Journeys in Foreign Lands’, A Tribute to Yasi 2018 will tour us journeys to foreign lands with the well-travelled Yasi. The programme will consist of exhibition, book club, seminar, letterpress printing workshop, concert, etc. Stay tuned. 

The co-organisers are calling for visual artworks themed ‘Poetic Journeys in Foreign Lands’ to serve as part of the annual commemoration of Yasi. Participants are invited to observe the world within and around them, and unleash their creativity in translating their inspirations into different mediums of visual artworks such as photography and painting. The co-organisers will then showcase the selected artworks, together with Yasi’s poems, at the exhibition at HKU. 

Exhibition Dates: 26 Feb - 9 Mar 2018

Venue: Ground Floor Gallery, G/F Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, Hong Kong University

Yasi's Biography

Leung Ping-kwan teaches literature and film studies at Lingnan University and has published extensively on urban culture and film studies, among which are Hong Kong Culture (1995) and Hong Kong Literature and Cinema (2012). He has published fifteen volumes of poems, a novel, a novella and four collections of short stories, as well as 10 volumes of essays on urban culture. He was awarded Artist of the Year 2011, Writer of the Year 2012, and he is a recipient of an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Literature conferred by the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2012 for achievements in creative writing, and his contributions to the studies of modern Chinese literature.

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